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Volume control has disappeared.

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Volume control has disappeared.


    First up I am a not a too computer smart 70yr old. For some unknown reason the volume control icon has disappeared from my task bar (when I move my mouse hard right and it shows battery state. internet access, language, volume etc.) which I use continuously. I have been to every avenue I can think of but am being informed this control has been de-activated and despite my efforts cant get it back.
    Can you please assist.

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Open the Control Panel, select "Notification Area Icons" and make sure you select to "Show icon and notifications" for Volume control

    To open control panel: Win+X then select control panel
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Thanks so much for your fast response. Have already checked this - it already shows as you advised. Tried changing to " Hide: and then changing back. When doing so I get a short message "This notification is not active" Does this assist in finding a solution?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    happened on my wife's laptop too..

    I think (if I remember right) I cleared the flash player cache and settings via control panel..

    I'm almost sure that's what did it..
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Not sure if you all got my vote of thanks so am posting this again.
    Thanks so much for your support
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